Own goal: Express hit with libel damages over McKay transfer bungs claims

Big hitting football agent Willie McKay walked away with undisclosed but substantial libel damages after the Daily Express was unable to back up its story about his involvement in transfer fraud. The paper had reported early last year on an investigation into 17 separate transfers. In its article it had suggested that McKay had been subject to an interrogation and that he was implicated in the bungs being investigated.

McKay was upset by being included in a line-up of those being investigated by a report into soccer transfer bungs headed by Lord Stevens which also mentioned Graeme Souness and Harry Redknapp. He was even more upset at the tone of the article in the Express - more from timesonline

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